It's been a rainy day ... buckets ... cats and dogs ... all sorts of things falling from the sky. I did not venture out. I am coming to the realization it simply takes me a little longer to 'get into the swing of things' when I am flying solo. When I am with someone .... no problem. I'm out there. Flying solo is different. I'm a little more hesitant ... it takes me some time to fluff my feathers and feel at home. I did not go out today. I had an umbrella ... still, I noticed, I did not venture out of the walled garden.
I am out of food. Food is a great motivator. Tomorrow, I will go out!
I am here in Mexico's bicentenary - 200 years since the Revolution against the Spaniards for their freedom. The son's of Spaniards started it. It began here, in this area of San Miguel. It was horrific. It took years. The original three were all beheaded. It was gory. I'm getting a glimpse. More to learn.
Haiku for the day:
Blood flows, horses pound
down walled streets of cobblestone
Why do I sit in
cloistered walls of beauty when
Mexico calls me
The Grumpy Marshall weather report for San Miguel de Allende, Friday, January 8, 2010
Mostly cloudy with rain, Wind calm, Humidity 82%
"Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia in only the shadow of a dream." ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne